Synopsis: The boys are back and they’re as horny as ever! Packed with celebrity cameos and total gross-out humor, this outrageous follow-up to Another Gay Movie centers around the Spring Break adventures of Andy, Nico, Jarod and Griff when they enter the Fort Lauderdale “Gays Gone Wild” contest (a contest to see who gets laid the most). The frisky foursome become entwined in all sorts of sexual misadventures in this scandalously funny un-PC comedy.
Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild 3.75
eyelights: Scott Thompson.
eyesores: its low-brow humour. its high camp quality. its terrible performances. its weak script. its endless product placement.
“Some fresh wang will do you a butt load of good!”
Holy !@#$. What the !@#$ was that? ‘Another Gay Sequel’, the 2008 follow-up to the teen sex comedy spoof ‘Another Gay movie‘ is exactly the kind of crap I was wary of when I sat down to watch the original: it’s a high camp affair featuring outrageous performances, cheesy dialogues, corny and gross-out jokes, a WTF script and tons of boundary-pushing sex.
It’s not that I necessarily dislike that sort of thing. Obviously not. And it’s not a homophobic reaction, either, as evidenced by my love of ‘Jeffrey‘ and ‘Another Gay Movie’ (which I even prefer over its hetero counterpart, ‘American Pie‘). It’s just that ‘Another Gay Sequel’ is so !@#$-ing bad, displaying very little talent and absolutely no cleverness.
Taking place the Spring Break after the events of the original, it finds Andy, Jarod, Griff and Nico going to Fort Lauderdale to party and get laid. So they end up at a gay resort filled to the brim with buff men all participating in a sex competition called “Gays Gone Wild”, wherein they collect stamps for every sexual encounter, hoping to gather the most.
But our gang have immediate rivals in the form of Jasper, Jasper Chan and Jasper Pledge, the winners of last year’s competition, a trio of young thin men who pose more than act. And they all have their unique challenges: now-slutty Andy wants Luis, who is a virgin, Jarod and Griff have to negotiate their monogamous relationship, and Nico can’t get any tail.
It wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that the picture is bursting with gay clichés, which only serves to reinforce the impression some have that gay men are all just promiscuous, irresponsible, party animals. While there may be a subsection of the gay population that falls into that category, that they’re the only kind of gays in this movie is a damned shame.
Of course, one could say the same about heterocentric teen films that are set during Spring Break, right? So it’s only fair, right? The difference is that gay men have been labelled this way for so long that feeding into this misconception is truly unfortunate. And, truth be told, heterocentric Spring Break movies don’t exactly inspire faith in today’s youth.
In any event, this picture pushes the limits even more so than its predecessor did, as any good sequel would: there are WAY more naked men, a lot more gratuitous guy-on-guy sex, a lot more cock, a lot more bodily fluid (including projectile vomiting), a lot more nastiness (including accidental incest). It might amuse some but I thought it lacked class.
The only scene that really made me laugh was the opening salvo, which was designed as a rip off of ‘The Wizard of OZ’, shot on a cheap set, with bad blue-screening, and which finds Nico (now the picture’s lead) waking up from a nightmarish version of ‘Another Gay Movie’ in which Andy, Jarod and Griff all !@#$ themselves to death in the end.
The reason it’s funny is because it takes the piss out of the fact that the actors playing Andy, Jarod and Griff didn’t return for the sequel – so Nico wakes up to completely different-looking friends and tells them that they didn’t look like themselves in his nightmare. And then his mom makes a crack about the actors not returning to avoid typecasting.
It explains why Nico is the centerpiece now, but it doesn’t explain Jonah Blechman’s performance, which is now so over-the-top that he was pretty much a modern Martin Short. The whole cast delivered their lines as though they were in competition with the ’60s ‘Batman’ TV show, and only RuPaul and Scott Thompson were even remotely watchable.
Blechman does get one scene in which he’s actually pretty terrific, doing a kinky musical number that has him dancing around the pool, surrounded by a bunch of hotties. If one ignores the subject matter, which was just filthy, one finds a fairly competent dance performance and decent choreography. I was rather impressed with Blechman in this moment.
But, otherwise, there’s not much to recommend ‘Gays Gone Wild’. Did I need a gay zombie nightmare sequence? No. Did I need to see a threesome get sabotaged by super glue in the lube? No. Did I need to see Perez Hilton stink up the screen as a born again Christian? No. Did I need to see the afore-mentioned endless projectile-vomitting? Um… no.
Frankly, I can’t f-ing tell if ‘Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild” is so-bad-it’s-good, or just bad. If it had been made by The Asylum, then maybe I’d conclude that the filmmakers were purposely making a bad movie. But, given that this was written and directed by Todd Stephens, the man behind the original, I have no idea what to think of this trainwreck.
Perhaps it’s best that I don’t think about it at all.
Date of viewing: December 11, 2016